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  1. News - Hong Kong - CIVIL SERVICE

    Political pressure blamed for top Hong Kong civil servants quitting before their retirement date

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Lawmaker calls for action as civil servants quit before their retirement date only to re-emerge later in senior roles with statutory bodies Call to reverse the brain drain Increasing political pressure on civil servants is being blamed for a continuing brain drain in which officials resign before their retirement date- only to resurface in top ...

  2. Our mighty civil service machine needs rewiring

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the civil service has yet to be faced. The Tsang administration not only did not bother itself with this issue but all indications are that it never occurred to the lifelong bureaucrat Donald Tsang ... experienced the frustrations of dealing with the civil service and, in the chief executive election, seen the way in which its senior officers worked on his opponent's behalf. So he owes them ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Prisoners jailed for insulting Thailand's king face abuse

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... politicised, with many of those charged linked to the red shirts, whose street protests in Bangkok in 2010 triggered the worst civil unrest in decades with about 90 dead. Thaksin's sister Yingluck ...

  4. Widen the net through civil courts: Zervos

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong authorities could seize more ill-gotten millions from criminals if prosecutors were able to pursue them through the civil- not just the criminal- ... expanded to allow civil forfeiture, the standard of proof would be on a balance of probabilities, which is lower than the criminal standard of beyond reasonable doubt. Zervos said it would allow ...

  5. Messy trek to new offices for civil servants

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com About 120 civil servants will have to pass through construction work to reach their offices at the new Tamar government headquarters, which is struggling to meet its deadline. The officials from the commerce and tourism branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau are the first batch of civil servants to move into the HK$5 billion ...

  6. Anger over quota that helps civil servants beat queue for public flats

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung A lawmaker has branded a quota system that allows low-paid civil servants to get a head start in applying for public housing as an unfair historical leftover. His criticism comes as activists call on the government to revamp the system and find other ways to meet civil servants' housing needs. 'The long-standing scheme has adversely affected the interests ...

  7. Senior civil servants' leaving rate 'bearable'

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The number of resignations by senior civil servants is still at a bearable level, the chief of the Public Service Commission says. Nicholas Ng Wing-fui, the chairman of the commission, said the annual leaving rate from the civil service, including retirements, remained stable at 4 per cent. He made the comment despite the commission noting 'with concern' in its ...

  8. Five top civil servants set to bow out

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government will have to fill almost a third of its top civil service jobs this year, with five permanent secretaries set to retire. Stella Hung Kwok Wai-ching, 55, is expected to leave the Food and Health Bureau in the second half of the year, as is the Transport and Housing Bureau's Francis Ho Suen-wai, 57. Transport and housing's Thomas Chan ...

  9. We need a better way to adjust civil service pay

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The pay, conditions and job security of the civil service makes working for it highly attractive. No matter the perks, though, those on its payroll should not be thought of as being above ... We are all in this together; the pain has to be shared by civil servants. Only those on the lower rungs of the wage ladder should be exempt. This has escaped those responsible for managing ...

  10. HK well placed on rules covering civil servants' new jobs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... overseas countries. A government-appointed committee will release a consultation paper this month on the review of the policy on former senior civil servants applying for new jobs. The consultation paper will seek public views on issues such as whether the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants should be expanded to include members from a wider social spectrum. ...




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